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. it is teasing us. we're going to hang out and see what happens, until they run us off the island of. >> evacuation orders are already in eect on okra island, and more are expected today. many are not waiting for orders. preparing to ride out the storm. >> i will be in the basement if need be. we have plenty of supplies. >> the entire east coast now anxiously awaiting an unwelcome guest, hurricane earl. officials will meet later this morning to discuss the possibility of evacuation's and it to continue to prepare for earl. jay gray, wbal-tv 11 news. >> you can follow earl's pass on our website, wbaltv.com. we will begin live coverage beginning tonight as hurricane earl moves closer to maryland. how local emergency officials are preparing for the storm. >> an 83-year-old woman claimed she was sexually assaulted inside her home. >> she said she was raped. police say they need your help to find him. we have more details. >> police have been handing out fliers and asking the public's help in finding the man they say raped the elderly woman. the suspect broke into her home around 1 in the
is live tonight, and she joins us with the latest in another story involving john evans. >> eve harmony is cooperating with investigators, who have been working for weeks trying to tie john evans to may be several cases. online, he was charming and friendly, but they say that 34- year-old john evans was a predator, attacking a woman in his south writing house on their first date -- in his south riding home. >> it is scary when you meet somebody on line, because you really do not know. >> the 37-year-old loudoun county woman who says she was sexually assaulted at his town house called for help when she got free. the attack happened in july. since then, investigators have been working with e-harmony to see if he may have a history of using dates. >> people who do this, there is usually other victims out here. >> the victims says she and edmunds initially agreed to meet at a public place, but at the last moment, he changed the plan to go to this house -- the victim says she and evans initially agreed to meet at a public place. investigators in loudoun county say this may help women who may
ahead of us to bring the city together. i'm going to work hard to try to earn the confidence of those who may not have voted for me. >> reporter: afterthe november 2 general electric, gray won't take office until january 2. time to form a government but not too much time. jim? >> it was wards two and three that fenty won. so safe to say, he will have town halls all over the place. >> he has to talk to the people in wards two and three. he wants them on his team and he said he will go out and meet with them. >> thank you. >>> meanwhile, mayor fenty conceded the race to gray in a phone call early this morning. fenty took questions from report betters his lossÑi and aboutis future. aaron gilchrist joins us with more on that part of the story. >>> many said the writing was on the wall for mayor fenty week ago. he even publicly acknowledged his missteps. and he made it clear that he sees no future in politics in washington, d.c. showing all contrition he portrayed in the final days of his campaign, d.c mayoradrian fenty gathers his companions in his headquarters to concede defeat. >> i re
her future. good morning, thanks for joining us for "news 4 today." i'm eun yang. >> i'm joe krebs. today i trsday. it is the 16th day of sepmber 2010. let's take a live look outside this morning. we have some clouds above us right now. nice day at 66 degrees. going to get warm, too. here's tom. >> a southerly breeze will increase this afternoon, that will sweep in some warmth and get us into the mid 80s probably by midternoon. then a front moves in fromhe midwest and looks like it may trigger some showers in the mountains by midafternoon. shenandoah valley by perhaps late afternoon, and here inthe metro area after sunset. so thankfully much-needed rain coming our way. let's look at temperatures now. it's off to a pleasant start on this thursday morning. we're in the low 60s in the suburbs and rural areas. upper 60s in washington. and right near the water, only in the 50s though in western maryland and much of west virginia, eastern shore mid 60s. and right at the beach, it's near 70. and if a few of those showers moving in, where you see passing showers in ohio, kentucky, and sout
. >> he was driving a police cruiser and at this point, investigators are telling us it appears is shaping have to be purely a tragic accident on a dark prince george's county road. >> news choppers 7 was over had as detectives worked the scene where prince george's county police cruiser driven by an off- duty officer heading to work this truck ron burgess -- struck ron burgess this morning. >> i knew he had gotten ya by a car. >> verges was walking to a postage facility. he had been a mail handler since 1995. >> it was fairly dark outside this morning and the pedestrian had on dark clothing and was not in the crosswalk. >> made -- and neighbors said he often drove to work and had not heard about this morning's at -- accident. >> mmm-mmm, this is really shocking. >> the investigation into this accident is continuing at this point. investigators were able to say that speed and alcohol were not factors in this crash. as for the officer, he remains on duty, but will be off for the next several days. >> in fairfax county, a construction flight has been recovered after a car hit id -- construct
'll join us live in a studio for an exclusive interview this thursday morning, september for an exclusive interview this thursday morning, september 16th, 2010 captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning to you. another beautiful day here. hope it is lovely where you are waking up this morning. thanks for being with us. >> good morning, everybody. >> a lot to get to this morning. we'll take a look, too, in the broadcast at pope's visit to the uk, arriving there today, really a controversial visit for a number of reasons but also speaking out more about the alleged sex abuse within the catholic church, really making some of his most pointed comments saying the church failed to act decisively or quickly enough to deal with priests who rape and molest children that, understandably getting attention. >>> one of the other stories we'll talk about this morning, the search for kyron horman, continues in the pacific northwest although the county where the search is centered, they spent more than a million dollars on this search and basically came out yesterday and said, we can't spend another dime
neighbors of the gunman and his mother spoke with jackie who join us on the phone. what are you hearing? >> reporter: not exactly the type of thing you would expect to encounter in a situation like this. when the neighbors learned of the name of the suspect and the victim in this shooting, they basically reacted by bursting into tears. they knew mr. davis and his mother who was in her 90s. he was well known in this neighborhood for the exquisite pair they say that he took of his mother who has apparently something very alzheimer's-like. she would wander off. and everyone in the neighborhood respected him very, vy much for the care that he took of his mother. so they are very shocked by this. horrified. th certainly say they don't believe there is anything that would condone doing this. as one neighbor told me, this is the la man in the world i would ever expt to do this. when we get more information, we have interviews with neighbors and things like, that i will bring those to you as soon as possible. >> all right. thank you. >>> tonight we're getting a firsthand account of the terrifyi
but it will make its way to a nice afternoon and mixture of sun and clouds will give us a warm-up, up cose to 80. you can follow that at the our wake-up window at the bottom of the screen. major headline here, hurricane igor, still a category 4, a little weaker. now joined by hurricane julia, that we're watching out there in the open waters of the atlantic. now igor down to 135 mile-per-hour winds. that is below the 150 mark that we had measured yesterday. at least the national hurricane center had measured. we don't personally go out there for you. but we're watching hurricane julia off the coast of africa, now winds of 75 miles per hour. and just upgraded to hurricane status this morning. locally, maryland's most powerful doppler radar, we are dry. we've got ourselves five sweeps across the chesapeake and showing up basically no moisture falling from a few clouds out there. down to 54 in ellicott city. 57 in perry hall. the warm spot, the eastern shore in centreville at 61 degrees. 2-degree guaranteed high with a mix of sun and clouds, up to 80 this afternoon. >>> right now here's kim brown wi
. >> thanks for joining us, thursday. >> hey listen, i'll be in cumberland tomorrow, broadcasting live on our on the go. i have my winter jacket ready. >> me and julia, down by the studio. >> simon and garfunkel. >> i feel like i'm in a barber shop this morning. we're not going to look at extreme chill any time soon. mild morning, thanks to the increasing clouds. small chance of clouds. if anything, mr. costello, you'll knee the waterproof jacket tonight. do you think we'll get a lot of rain out of there in time for you to go out in western maryland. wet weather in the tropics. karl hit mexico, back over the water, strengthening, you've got hurricane igor at 34. currently 56 degrees, your start point on the thermometer and bel air. let's see what's happening on the roads right now. >> well from cumberland to cambridge and from cockeysville to columbia, everything's looking pretty good so far on the roads this morning. we don't have any delays or accidents. just fire activity in glen burnie at baltimore annapolis boulevard and mountain road. you could see fire equipment there blocking the inte
available. >>> 15 city correctional officers are on leave accused of using excessive force against a detainee. >> they will determine if several officers used excessive force in late august. 15 officers are on leave. >> he was roughed up and injured to the point where he was taken to the hospital for treatment. and then brought back >>reporter: the commissioner of the division of pretrial services under the division of correction. they monitor prisoners waiting for a trial or waiting to post bond. what triggered the incident is under investigation but all of the officers on leave were directly involve with the attack or watched it go down. >> sometime in the center future we'll make some decision as it relates to what their level of participation was and what sanctions will be applied >> sen them through the process and let them see how it is people get a taste of power and exploit it. >> he was just released on drug charges says he wants to see more action against police brutality. nine faced charges for beating an inmate until his eyes were swollen shot. >> if they begin acti
berk. the worst of it, time it out for us, justin. >> all right, jamie, i don't want anyone to wake up and think it's completely done and it was blown out of proportion. of course linda talked about the storm weakening. high today we already had that between 2:00 and 4:00 this morning. as we're standing on the boardwalk, our feet are dry, all right? that's good. there is proof for you. we have a mobile unit and can highlight that you can see this. here in ocean city, the temperature is about 75, 76 degrees. look at those outer rain bands. we're just on the edge of it. occasionally we get a little bit of rain. the last band they came through was just light rain. about five, ten minutes ago what it had done was really kick up those winds. we're looking at the latest conditions right now, which are highlighting winds at our nearby weather station averaging about 10 to 15 miles per hour. you can see this right there at the bottom of that little window, a northeast gust at 23. that really was just about five minutes ago. every time we get one of these rain bands push through, and there's mo
news correspondent bob orr joins us this morning with the latest. bob, good morning. >> good morning, erica. we can say the holiday weekend is off to a tense started with the latest airport scare in miami. authorities tell us everything is getting back to normal. but for seven hours overnight, four of miami's six terminals were shut down. airport roads in the vicinity were closed passengers were all ordered evacuated and bomb squad technicians moved in. it started around 9:00 with a security officer spotted something in a checked bag, the luggage screening area where all the bags are put through explosive detection machines. police went out and located the owner of the bag and took that passenger into custody. now we're told the person is expected to be released and may have been released already. while officials will not say exactly on the record what was found, we're led to believe it was not dangerous. for you, the good news is that this evacuation happened during nonpeak hours overnight. not that many flights were effected. there could be residual delays as
. >> we rented a big house and they kicked us out of the house this morning. >> there have been times when people sworn to us it's not going to touch us and within three hours, it's right on top of us. >> fema is shipping bottled water, generators, and 300,000 meals to north carolina and massachusetts. labor day weekend is always one of the most busy boating weekends of the year in our area. so those who come out and they rescue boaters, they say this is always the situation, they are always ready. abc2 news, christian shaefer shows us how they are preparing for one worry. take a look. >> reporter: if you can't take the boat out of the water, the coast guard recommends you secure it with extra lines. that's what they have been doing with their vessels as they wait to see what hurricane earl might bring. coast guard officials hope you'll leave it right where it is. >> we recommend that during this event you stay off the water. there's really -- there's too much to risk. >> too much risk because of shifting tides and the potential for high winds, even if the bulk of hurricane earl s
't be swept away by the surf. ocean city's mayor, rick, so that spo to us after one of his daily briefings by his emergency management team. >> the beach will be pretty rough. the surf, we'll see the erosion. we'll keep people out of the surf. we have restricted access to the surf at this time. beach patrol will be on duty at 5:00. the beach is open. we are restricting access to the surf and we will probably continue to do that throughout the day, throughout the duration of the storm. >> reporter: look at the size and the force of these waves. the mayor says that even after this storm passes, the sun returns, the beach patrol may put restrictions on the use of the ocean, allowing you in only up to your waist because the rip tides could be dangerous. in ocean city, maryland, chris gordon. news4. >> that's exactly right. the rip currents are going to be dangerous. not just during the day today but most likely tomorrow and probably into sunday as well. and i was talking to the life guards here earlier and they were saying, they're going to come out tomorrow morning as they normally do around
behind us, i reach out to everyone in baltimore county to heal the division. once again, i believe we'll be democrats united. >> reporter: the race against bartenfelder was the most expensive in county history and bartenfelder said he would like to thank everyone. i'm part of the campaign we ran that focuses on all citizens. i concede and i wish the citizens well. >> i'm honored to be the democratic nominee for executive. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: kamenetz will face ken holt in the election. kamenetz says he has a lot of fund raising to do, the race was expensive. >>> thank you, adam. stay with wjz-13 for complete coverage of campaign 2010. for results and reaction, go to wjz.com. we'll have more on the important national races coming up at 4:30. >>> there's a shooting at a shopping plaza and the gunman is out there. we'll go to mike perry above it all. >> reporter: some tense moments about an hour and a half ago. it occurred at a marsh shopping center on northern parkway, it's east of lock raven boulevard. the police called here for a shooting that happened in front of a l
we are glad you are joining us at 5:00 on this wednesday morning, i am alison starling. . >> i am pamela brown. we begin with traffic and weather. first, a meteorologist at caskey. >> today will be a lot like the past couple days, high pressure system in place. sunny and hot, but not oppressively humid. hurricane earl is a category 3, downgraded. it will have little to no impact on our local weather this friday and into the weekend. on the beaches there could be some impact mainly with the higher service and dangerous wind conditions. first, a lot of sunshine today, 95 degrees. starting out in the '60s in the suburbs, 76 downtown. >>> we are in great shape. 95 in and of baltimore, construction should be gone on the beltway, 66. noel loureece on 66 outside the beltway. heading south to richmond between fredericksburg and richmond after the thornburgh exit, yesterday's bill was an accident with a truck that went off the road. it was loaded with tyres and the tires caught on fire. there brushfires and the right lane is still blocked. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story this
. for us, a front out to the west. going to clear things out. it's already very warm right now. but we've got a great weekend shaping up. take a look at the latest track as it moves away from the region. the 5:00 report in just a moment ago. category 1, barely with winds of 81. moving quickly off to the north and northeast, at 22 miles an hour. it's going to cross very close to eastern cape cod and eventually to nova scotia. you can see them beginning to shrink as it moves up north and northeast in our region. dryer conditions coming up. updates coming in. tim williams has the latest on any advisories which have just been lifted. >> they had issued tropical storm warnings. because the impact were impacting, of course, the delmarva. but now, as bob mentioned, as of 5:00, those warnings have been lifted. what you're seeing now we're seeing clear conditions, watches and watches and warnings, including tidal concerns. and wind conditions. winds are calming down a little bit. wuit means 12 to 15-mile-an- hour winds. and the northeasterly impact that the storm hadas it kicked those waves up
in this race? >> certainly when i started i was very much a dark horse. i was about 50-1 to use a darker term. right now we're even money, i think we're a very good bet. >> reporter: with ronald reagan looks and many policies to match, holt wants to cut taxes and more. >> i want to absolutely cut property taxes. >> my hand is extended to joe and when i meet him in person i will reknew that as well. i ask joe for his support and more importantly his help. >> reporter: tonight we learn that holt is planning a fundraiser at the end of the month by campaigning together, they're hoping to increase republican turn out here in baltimore county which will be good for both candidates. adam may, wjz news. >>> the rematch is officially back on between maryland's current governor martin o' malley and bob erlich. he greeted a crowd of supporters this morning in annapolis alongside his running mate mary cane. governor martin o' malley easily won the primary. >>> the primary paveed the way for a big political shift in washington, d.c. the city voted out its current mayor adrian senti with 98% of precincts r
the ordeal. their fears and their new lease on life. pat collins joins us now with their story. >> reporter: these two men are young, they're smart, they're courageous. and they have one heck of a story to tell. what happened to these two men at the discovery building headquarters on that warm septembe day has changed their lives forever. the impact. >> i've never appreciated the sunrise as much as i have in the last two weeks. i knew i was very blessed very fortunate, a good wife who loves meork the wonderful children. i think i took for granted. and sin that moment, i have not taken anything for granted. >> montgomery county 911. what ithe emergency? >> there is somebody holding a gunnside the main lobby. >> was someone shot? >> i didn't see. when i walked by him, he said nobody move and he shot in the air and then i ran. >> reporter: jim mcnulty, 36 years old. senior writer for tlc. chris wood, 25 years old, strategic marketing specialist. it was a stand-off that went on for nearly four hours. these two n and a security guard held by a suspect who rigged himself up like a human bomb. tod
the guns that the suspect had have now been told to us to be starter pistols. starter pistols. the kind of pistols people use when they set off a race or a track meet or something like that. the pipe bombs that he had attached to his body, they're said to be lethal. they searched that suspect's house in wheaton. they said they found four more devices which they removed from the house and safely detonated. little by little, we're learning more and more about how this hostage incident played out. this is what the lobby of the discovery building looked like today after that police takedown of a suspect in the hostage situation. it all came down yesterday around lunch time. 1:00 p.m. police descend on the discovery channel headquarters in silver spring. an armed man takes three people hostage. chief tom manger said he had a feeling it was not going to end well. >> he had a wide range of emotions. he was up, he was down, he would come down a little sometime. we weren't making progress. >> reporter: the suspect, james jay lee, threatened to kill the hostages, threatened to kill hims
meteorologist steve fertig is here with us. >> i'm not going anywhere. >> you're nottgoing anywhere, you are here for the next two days. %-weekend.hoping to have a great might as well get the rain now. we need it badly. we are nottgging to get a whole lot. take a look at the temperature as you head out this morning,3 while it's dry, 66 degrees, certainly not too baddfor a ttmperature in baltimore. and ww look at the ky hd radar and right now increasing clouds ahead of what we hope to be, showers moving through. i say that because the frontal direction may be weakening as it comes our way and may be drying out a little bit. in the day and especialll laterr in the evening and we re back iito the nice weather for the weekend. the timing will be nice if we can get rain first. a chance of rain for the afternoon is evening. a great evening, and ww are keeping our eyes peeledd n the troppcal system karl, igo rorksd julia. i will telllyou about that. right now laaree cooke is here with the commute. >> reporter: thank you, steve. if you're traveling through the fort mac mchenry tunnel, no trou
officers and firefighters are using billboards to, press their opinion of city hall. >> reporter: you can't miss it, this two-story billboard it. blasts city leaders, accusing them of not honoring the pension deal made with police officers and firefighters. >> what they have done is violate the city code. >> reporter: this summer the mayor and city raised the retirement age, and cut costs. >> you have a bunch of thieves at city hall. >> reporter: mayor stephanie rawlings-blake insisted the changes are fair, that it ensures retirees have a secure plan and one the city can lay ford. this is the second bill board put up by the city's police officers and firefighters. right now there's no response from the mayor or council members, but the union is banking on this to prompt talks. weather either will get the desired results is unclear. first responders say it's a message to city hall and the citizen. >> despite what city hall has done to us, we will continue to keep our prom mess, the oath we took when we became police officers and firefighters to protect the city. >> reporter: police officer
waves. locally we've got a nice day, sunny, hot. the pollution levels bring us up to a code red. not the best day to be outdoors. the haze will build, guaranteed high of 95 degrees. let's toss to kim brown. >> thanks. we've been off to a good start traffic-wise, not a lot going on. we have some downed wires in the phoenix-monkton area at old york road and glen berry court. police should provide a detour. in problems in materials of drive times, no delays from 795 to 70. 95 southbound looking good between white marsh and the beltway. the harbor tunnel is clear. the beltway top side at 83, some volume starting to build, traffic managing to move at a nice speed. back to you. >> all the usual suspects, bowley's quarters, ellicott city, fells point, half half -- havre de grace. >> we're on talbot street. many places in maryland are talking about how to be prepared for severe weather. down in annapolis, people there are just trying to make sure that their boats are okay. hurricane earl is occurring as annapolis is hosting the 44th annual race week. race officials say if tides and wind
wednesday, near 80. area of low pressure will give us a small chance of a passing shower thursday night. perhaps into friday morning. weave to dry out a bit with highs near 80. now let's check traffic on this tuesday morning. jerry, how is it looking? >> looking good this morning so far. capital beltway, inner loop and outer loop, top side from american league to bridge doi fine. south side, no woies. getting from an trues air force base to alexandria to i-95 moving along nicely. speaking of the wilson bridge, here's the outer loop, the inner loop. again, moving along with the travel lanes open. >> thank you, jerry. >> today could decide who the next mayor of the district will be. voters will heado the polls in about two hours. fenty is vying for second term but he is facing challenge from vincent gray whoeads in most preelection polls. may dpan mcgrath is live in northwest washington, one of the main polling stations today. good morning, megan. >> reporter: good morning. just hours to go. two hours to be exact before the polls open this morning. and this has been an interesting and som
. >> it was açó busy day. now to a developing story this evening from southeast washingto police tell us an armored truck guard was shot in the eye at a popeye's on malcolm x boulevard. the armor truck driver drove the guard to a local hospital before police arrived at the scene. no word yet on the grd's condition. no arrests have been made. >>> a suicide investigation led to a bomb scare at an apartment complex overnight. the police went to the building in the 400 block of sunnybrook terrace after the suicide was reported and that's when they found three pipe bombs. police ended up detonating the bombs in a field. the apartment complex had to be evacuated during the ordeal. it is not clear w made those bombs. >>> well, it is election-eve in the district and tonight mayor adrian fuente wrapped upthe last full day of campaigning. trying to sway any last of-minute undecided and urging people to get out the vote. tomherwood joins us. >> reporter: fenty is trailing gray in every poll. >> four more years! >> reporter: they're for fenty. >> no more yes! >>eporter: they're for gray. and then th
an investigation. she shares her story with us in the studio "early" this tuesday she shares her story with us in the studio "early" this tuesday morning, september 14th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good tuesday morning. i'm erica hill. great to have you with us here on "the early show." >> it's tuesday. beautiful day outside. i'm harry smith. a lot of people looking at what's going on out in the atlantic. already established igor is a category 4. julia is now a hurricane, as well. they're making their way westward through the atlantic. we'll keep an eye on where they're heading. igor, unfortunately, has got a real bead on bermuda. and our dave price, dr. science himself, will be along in a few minutes to explain exactly where those storms are headed. >> dr. science or dr. weather. a little bit of both. first we turn to politics this morning. the tea party and voter anger. there are more primary lessons today around the country and tea party candidates are hoping to upset more established republicans. cbs news correspondental correspondent nancy cordes is in washington with the latest.
. >> briefly, yes. remarkable couple of years. a long time ago. stay with us, we've got "news 4 today" continues right now at 5:00. >> breaking news, three people are dead in an overnight crash involving an ambulance. we are live with dails. >> good morning, i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this thursday, september 16th, 2010. we want to take a live look outside right now. it is 65 degrees. a cool, refreshing morning. another autumn day. tom says clouds are moving in. good morning to you, tom. >> well, to help out our parched region with the drought ongoing we have a chance for much-needed rain. that is probably not going to be arriving until this evening, after sunset. between nownd then, another dry day. and right now around our region the temperatures are showing a mild start compared to the last couple oforning when it's been rather chilly. right ow it's generally in the low 60s in the suburbs and rural areas. upper 60s in washington and near the waters. out in the mountains, low 50s in many locations. eastn shore in the low 60s. and as we take a l
drug use has risen to its highest levels. it rose by 9% last year. there is a sharp increase in marijuana use. >>> only on seven, the discovery channel employees held hostage by a gunman speak out for the first time. they spoke about their plans to run from the gunman. take a look. >> to make the decision that you're going to run for it? >> it was a mixture of signals. the guard was signalling with the police outside. i took that as it was time to run. i did not realize that he was talking to the police outside using hand signals. i mouthed to the guard and i said, "ron." he shook his head yes. >> begin here that interview today. state into abc 7 news at 5:00. >> the fort hood shooting suspect was too close his hearing to the public. his attorney says that his client can only get a fair trial if it is closed. he is charged in the murder of 13 people in the attempted murder of 32 others. >>> the contractor that operates in metroaccess is taking action after drivers were accused of assaulting passengers. the contractor has now lost an investigation into hiring and training poli
the defense secretary robert gates is in iraq meeting with u.s. troops as they formally end their combat mission there. gates's plan touched down hours after president obama told americans it was time to turn the page on iraq. fewer than 50 nourks troops rema remain. president obama did not declare victory in iraq but did say the u.s. gave the iraqi people a chance to shape their future. tracie potts has the latest from washington. >> reporter: now with the military operation in iraq over, president obama says our next big mission is right here at home. >> the american combat mission in iraq has ended. >> reporter: with dwcombat troo out of iraq, he announced a new mission. >> restore our economy and put the millions of americans back to work. >> reporter: he blamed massive deficits of financing a decade of war with borrowed money. his focus now, jobs and afghanistan. >> open-ended war serves neither our interests nor the afghan peoples. >> reporter: republicans criticize the president for opposing the bush surge that turned it around in iraq. >> some leaders who fought tooth and nail to
is in charge. that area of high pressure is getting a little bit closer to us. temperatures up close to 80 degrees. mid-80s tomorrow. for those of you that just assist on more summer, we have at least a couple more chances for 90-degree days before this week after labor day is done. >> still looks good all in all. >> we like it for now. >> thank you, chuck. >> all right. >> new today, a family in d.c. is facing a terrible loss this morning. an early morning fire burned their home. the two-alarm blazed happened on minnesota avenue northeast. derrick ward joins us live from northeast this morning with the latest. day, i understand the roof caved in because of the fire? >> reporter: indeed, it d. there was no one at home at the time and no one was injured. firefighters remain here as this fire on minnesota area just adjacent to the subway station. it happened almost five hours ago and just stopped smoldering. it was about 4:30 when it started to burn. neighbors were a wanged by faulty electrical service. lines burned and shorted out. neighbors tell us they came out and they were met by intens
the weather has in store for us coming up this weekend. switching gears now a man learns his fate after he is convicted of murdering his father on christmas days. david winters has opinion sentenced to jail for murdering his father. he tried to cover up the attack saying they were attacked by a group of men. >>> we have more on what this family is doing to catch the killer of their son. >> they are taking steps to make sure other families do not have to go through such a devastating tragedy. it's been 2 months since this son was gunned down. he had had had the makings to make it big as a basketball player. he had the attention of scouts. this family went back to where the hoop dreams first started. >> god said john was a super star. and they remembered him. two years ago carter left baltimore for texas to pursue basketball dreams and he was featured in had this news report. despite advice again he moved back in with his mother a decision that cost him his life. he was shot walking home from a 4th of july party. the shooting was a result of a fight. his family kicked off a fund raiser to he
attention away from talking to us on the phone. and focused it on them. and then my folks believed they heard a pop. and again, we don't know if it was a gun going off or if it was detonating a device. they felt they had to go in at that point. >> reporter: the suspect is dead. the hostages are safe and police are taking steps now to close this case. back to you. >> pat collins, thanks, pat. >> it was quite emotional as the 1,900 workers went back to work at the discovery building. this morning management met with the employees for a few hours and then they all left for an extended labor day weekend. john schriffen has more on. this. >> reporter: authorities turned over the building early this morning. about three hours we saw employees trickling in to check their belongings. while these workers did not talk to the media, an executive discovery did. he explained how today is an important 10 for the company that marks the first chance where they can mark this long process of healing. >> i don't think anyone walked in today with the same bounce in their step that they had in days pre
that mean for us on the delmarva beaches? wind gusts will increase, especially in the midday and afternoon. rain showers will begin this afternoon. i already see a few drops coming in. we have a band. luck think tide cycle is working in our favor right here. normally you get to the high tide -- actually the tide is going out and the breakers are coming in not even nearing the wall here on the boardwalk. the water is still 25 yards out from the boardwalk. we have chris. i know you went to an emergency preparation meeting today. tell us what's going on and how they are preparing and reacting. >> they talk about nor'easters usually affecting ocean city more than a hurricane. there is more than 100,000 people in ocean city. in the the fall when they get the nor'easters there is a lot fewer people there. they have a lot of police out. we're watching officers drive up and down the boardwalk all morning long but there still have been a lot of people checking out earl. >> ocean city police ordered people off the beaches. strong winds begin to batter the maryland coast. >> i don't think it is bad t
complete coverage continues with derek valcourt. he is at the scene. he joins us live, via the phone. >>> there is a lot of tension. obviously, a lot of questions for employees of discovery communications who want to know exactly what is going on inside their building. many people were at work around 1:00 this afternoon, when an announcement came over the loud speaker, telling them to make themselves secure in their office. then a massive e-mail went out, at about 1:20, warning them to lock themselves down in their office. if there was some potential danger in the building. another e-mail went out at about 1:52, trying to explain to employees how they would be able to get out. all of the employees were taken up to the top floor of the 7th, 8th, and 9th floor of the building. and then they were all escorted out a fire escape. right now, police are here on the scene. they are briefing the media. i'll have an update for you in just a few moments. >> derek valcourt, reporting live from the phone. the discovery is a very busy section of silver spring. bruce johnson filed this report a sho
with us. i don't know if we should say chilly. >> some places are chillier than others.ú >> but it feels cold to me. >> a little moisture in the air, it's 68 ddwntown but some areas toward the west are in the 50s, toward oakland we're3 seeing temperatures in the 50sú there. that'ssnot bad. and we're looking at temperatures that are going to be warming up into the low 80ss3 today, yeah, there's the satellite and radar. we picked up aallttll bit of rain, as much as .10 of an inch downtown and hundrrds at bwi where e hovel lemur. it'-- officially measure. here is the front pushing through thht brought us the raii. behind it wiil be drier. -ooler air will be on the way as we get into the beginning of next wwek. we will talk more abouttwhat is happening on the trrpics next right now lauren cooke has the traffic edge. >> reporter: so far so good on the main roads. we have high speedssincluding the northeast corridoo of 95. north of the beltway, you will see no delays to report southbound. yoo're looking at a 44minute3 drive with an average speed of 54 miles per hour. traffic is starting to
of the afternoon. most of us will stay completely dry. there have been a few random rain drops in the panhandle of west virginia and far southern pennsylvania. but on thehole good weather for today. no rain threat for the redskins and the texans. >> good to hear it. thanks, chuck. >>> in our headlines now after almost five months there appears to be good newsfrom the gulf. the deepwater horizon well is almost officially closed. scientists confirm theractured rig is sealed off forever. the end of the leak doesn't mean the end of major problems in the gulf. nbc's jay gray has more now from venice, louisiana. >> reporter: the final pressure test should be over now but there's still no word on sults or if the well has been officially killed. in the final hours on the primary relief well after pumping in 74 barrels of cement and making sure it was set there was a sense of confidence and pride. >> the fact that it has done so much damage, the fact that we were able to help solve and fix something that so many people wanted and needed it. >> reporter: but sealing the well won't solve the problem so ma
votes cast early. >> we're working on a cost early voting cost with overtime involved, use of facilities, mailings, printing. >> reporter: the montgomery county had the lowest turn out only 7500 people voted early out of a possible half a million. that's a little more than 1%. the state however is optimistic that as it becomes a regular part of the election process the early turn out will increase substantially. >>> remember abc2news.com has you covered with all the results on our web site today we are asking do you think early voting is worth the cost to you the taxpayer? tell us why or why not. all you have to do is head to abc2news.com to vote. >>> around 80 degrees last couple of hours top of this hour we bumped up to 83 at bwi. warm afternoon beautiful september sunshine what's to complain about right. take a look at some of the number out this this afternoon. 78 downtown, 75 in annapolis right now. we've got 79 in cambridge we actually started off in 40s this morning. sunny and beautiful way across the entire eastern u. s. off to the left of your screen that is our
. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. let's check the weather and traffic on this monday morning. >> it was a good rain yesterday. we needed it. now we have some cloud cover and a touch of fog in some neighborhoods. let's look at the temperatures. upper 50's and low 60's in most spots. mostly cloudy skies and 62 at the airport. the clouds should breakup later this afternoon. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. we will talk about a monster hurricane, almost a category 5. >> we have a busy rushed up and cecil county. all lanes are closed. three tractor-trailers are involved in an accident. you can see all the activity. they are trying to clean up a fuel spill. northbound 95 at chesapeake house. all northbound lanes are closed. you can see route 1 or pulaski highway. southbound traffic is getting by just fine. but nothing in the northbound direction. watch for delays on northbound 95 at chesapeake house. no problems to report other than this water main break and york road. route 4 the, we have a
advertisements are notorious for stretching the truth. this political season no exception. a viewer sent us a -- what looked like a so-called official ballot here they received in the mail saying me felt it could -- they felt it could mislead voters. but the university of law school dean says political speech, rhetoric and satire are protected by the first amendment and it's up to the voter to decide the truth. >> most political rhetoric is aimed at a small and increasingly smaller middle. these people are more persuadable in part because they generally are ambivalent and in part because it turns out in many cases the middle, or the so-called middle is in fact imposed of people who are less tuned in to politics. >> reporter: graber says our society is so politically porlarrized right now it's hard to change peoples' minds once they are made up. >>> one of the nation's biggest political havanaweights is throwing his support behind robert ehrlich. john mccain announced his endorsement. he made the endorsement after a meeting of the u.s. naval academy board of visitors. sarah palin, is support
city. and man wale gale us has more. but first, let's go to adam may. >>> you name it, we have seen it here in ocean city. started rainy. then it was greery. now, it's sunny. big waves making for dangerous water conditions. >>> at the height of the storm, giant waves slammed into the beach. >> waves are probably some of the biggest i've ever seen. and it's pretty eerie. >> reporter: dangerous riptides prompted officials to prohibit swimming for a second day in a row. but some risked it anyway. >> it's crazy. >> one man was even arrested for skinny dipping with hurricane earl. there was no -- there there were no serious rescues at all during the hurricane. and it was almost like a tourist attraction, drawing people to the beach to see waves they've never seen like this in their lifetime. >> the waves are absolutely beautiful. >> reporter: the mayor says hurricane earl could have damaged beach front businesses, if not for a million dollars spent every year on beach front projects. they keep the dunes high and the water where it belongs. >> there were a lot of properties on the ocean f
glad you are joining us. i am alison starling. >> i am scott thuman. complete election coverage in a moment. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. first, adam caskey. >> it is another quiet day. we are behind the cold front that moved through yesterday. it is more comfortable today, a few degrees cooler than yesterday morning. good sleeping weather. it is 57 in leesburg. hagerstown, 56. 64 in the district. huntingtown, 53. 50 in woodbridge. low 80's this afternoon. 82 high temperatures, mostly sunny. an increase in the clients tomorrow. there could be areas of light rain tomorrow evening and tomorrow night, 30%-40% chance. >>> no problems at all. looks good on the beltway. normal travel times on 95 between richmond and allied. good shape in and out of baltimore. the dulles greenway and lows total are quiet. good on 66, 270. southbound out of germantown and gaithersburg and eventually rockville, looks like this. metrorail is on normal service. back to you. >> thank you. >>> big news. we begin with a major upset in the race for the district's next mayor. it appears
-year old son. >> of as a little anxious at first because they ran us out of the building, but they got the kids out safely. in a very good man. i cannot commend them enough. the discovery channel has practiced its evaluation procedure short after 9/11. some of the employees stayed behind in the building to help hostage negotiators and police. stay with us all morning for continuing coverage. we will look at the life of the man at the center of the standoff, coming up. >>> are other the big story, the latest on hurricane earl. the east coast is getting ready as the storm moves north. virginia, maryland, north carolina understates of emergency. federal disaster officials are moving emergency teams as a precaution. people are being told to leave some areas before the start of the labor day weekend. some people in ocean city are packing up this time and having a child. now more on how people are bracing for the storm. chris? >> people are getting ready. they were talking about it last night as they were enjoying the sun set. it is going to be tough to see, but waves are building. there hav
should bring out more good day o come out and vote anddthe polls open at 7:00. >>> that brings us to the are you goiig tt get out and on that at the 7:00 our. you caa go to foxbaltimore.com and tell us what you think. sound ff throogh facebook. send us a tweet at fox baltimore or text your answer to 45223, enter fox 45a for yes or fox 45b for no. >>> stay tuned for continuing coverage of the election. a politicaa analyst will eigh in all of the keyyraces and give us his picks. that is coming up later this hour. stay with fox 45 news all night. we will be live as the votes are counted and we will stay with you until the key races are decided. you can get all of the lateet innormation on the primaries and the november elections at foxbaltimore.com/vote 2010. >>> the imam hoping to build the mosque at the site of the september 11 attacks in new ork addresses mounting criticism of the plan. he says he is a muslim and a proud american. while many people question the judgment of building a mosquu and cultural center, he believes it could be good for the city ann u.s. if a baltimore
that we not use his name said they searched franticcally for a gurney. >> they brought the crash cart over. there was probably about six or seven of us there. we all kind of picked him up and put him on. they were all around him and i was kind of outside the loop. the nurse manager came around and put one cart and i put another cart in front of the door that he said that the suspect was in the room. >> reporter: was the doctor aware of what was happening at the time? >> oh, yes, yes. >> reporter: okay. he was conscious? >> yes. there was very little blood that i saw. it was basically his left chest area, maybe a little lower. >> reporter: the witness tells wjz they knew the gunman was just feet away. >> they said you either stay or you will go. i said i'll go and i went down to the lobby where police were going up. >> reporter: fortunately the witness and staff members on the eighth floor made it out safely. >> a crazy world out there, basically, and you have to take every day one day at a time. thank god for what you have. >> this witness tells me he was not worried there might be additio
during this election. my thing is, don't let us be fighting for votes. let us join together to fight for the future of this city and that means fight for our children. >>> greg bernstein, the democratic nominee for the podium, now taking the podium for pat jessamy's concession speech. >> thank you very much. everyone, thank you. >> we began this campaign two months ago. almost everyone said we did not have a chance. that the political establishment would not allow us to succeed. that racial politics would trump the issues. and the needs have changed. but the results showed we have attracted a broad base of support across the city. because people of all ages, races and economic groups were ready for a change. and were ready for a fresh approach in tackling the violence. people may say i'm naive. but i say that this transcends public policies or race. my election proves right. [ applause ] >>> our win comes thanks to each and every one of you who voted for me. with all of the hard work, all of the long hours we put in during baltimore's hottest summer on record. all of that was the eas
of an ergency drill. "news4 today" derrick ward jones us from. ronald reagan washington national airport with how this drill wl play out and if it's affecting travel. >> reporter: you know, a lot of planning went into this event today, but already there's smoke and flames. every indication it will dafbt. that'swhat the planners wanted. now i want to step out of the way and get a look. about 100 vmts will take part. the scenario that will unfold is a plane crash on approach to ronald reagan washington national airport. it hits cars and shuttle bus on the ground. the are injuries and some folks wind up in thepotomac. this nightmare scenario is all about being prepared should the unthinkable me about. this is a mandatory drill we do it every three years. it involves a full scale response. everybody playing roles from the accident viims to the families that would come to see them to the incidents responders themselves both on and off airport. >> what happens after the drill? what do you do? do you go over how thing went? what changes need to be made? >> at that lot of planning goes into this
and some of us have patchy fog in baltimore county and some of the per riv fry of the valley reservoirs. we have hurricane igor, still category 4. julia upgraded to category 4. karl about to hit mexico. a lot to talk about, but currently we're dry. we are looking at temperatures ranging from 56 degrees right now. 58 there. 54 on the eastern shore in chester town. mostly sunny sky. the high reaches 78 this afternoon. our traffic update now with kim brown. >> thanks justin. this morning we have traffic jammed across the interloop span on the key bridge and only one lane getting by at this time. expect a delay there. a struck pedestrian at ritchie highway and 9th avenue. no delays or problems there. that is a five minute trip. about a 3 men it right there. no issues on the top side. you're going to see traffic moving pretty well here. no issues on the harriersburg expressway on warren road. traffic looks pretty good. megan and jamie back to you. >> if you went to bed and you didn't know who won the race for top prosecutor, things look good for burnstein but we still don't know who won. linda.
guys. thanks for talking to us. the lifeguards have told us this whole week long do not go in the water when beach patrol is not here. if they clear and let swimmers back in the water check in with a lifeguard let them know you're not the most experienced swimmer. if you want swim out out in front of the lifeguard those are the tips from the beast patrol. always we said before, beach patrol can make this decision in a moment. if tomorrow morning they get up they see the seas are a little bit calmer they will make it clear for people to get back in the water but they are not going to make it clear to give everybody the last dip for the summer. kelly back to you. >> josie i'm looking at the winds behind you and it's looks pretty ferocious out this. maybe 6 to 10-foot waivers. earlier today it was much worse than in? >> reporter: it was much worse than this and these waves as pig as they are were washing up farther onshore. they were hitting the sea wall forming tidal pools. it was pretty amazing stuff to see. this is calm considering what we saw earlier today. it's amazing what a big di
that congressman boehner's comments suggest a willingness to agree to the president's position. we all use the middle class as a political football but extends the tax cuts for the middle class fairly quickly to give them certainty and make sure they know they will get help in tough economic times. >> you know there are plenty of people out there, including peter orszag, who until recently, your director of office of management and budget saying there should be tax increases for nobody. now is not the time to be increasing taxes. >> well, harry, i understand what peter argues, he argues we should extend the middle-class tax cuts for two years and have them expire. he believes if the price of doing that is having to extend the upper-end tax cuts that's what we should do. that's not the president's position because, let's be clear, harry, the tax cuts for the upper end, the wealthy, mostly millionaires, that's a $700 billion proposition the next ten years. the president does not believe that we should be borrowing $700 billion, most likely from overseas, to extend tax cuts follow folks, quit
sector did add some encouraging news by adding at least 67,000 new jobs last month. >>> metro is using this long labor day weekend to make what it calls the largest maintenance project in its history. last night the transit agency closed five red line agencies. crews are making track repairs and upgrading cell phone communication access which was a congressional mandate. during the work, metro will offer free shuttle work. the repairs should wrap up by 1:00 a.m. on tuesday. >>> it's 9:08 and 74 degrees outside. we're following new details in the gulf oil disaster. >>> plus, decision 2010. candidates for d.c. council chair debate. where t >>> crews removed the damage well head yesterday from the gulf. the million pound piece should reach the surface sometime today. it's a crucial investigation into the massive oil spill. the new one should be installed in the next few days. >>> leading candidates for the d.c. council are clashing over personal finances. the front-runner's financial trouble could undermine the city's credibility but brown says he's taken steps to clear up his debt. >> re
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